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'Rivals'

Coal Chamber

Released on: May 19, 2015

8/10

Our Rating

By Jö Schüftan | Posted on: May 20, 2015
After over a decade of musical silence, Coal Chamber is back with Rivals, the band's first album since 2002's Dark Days. While Coal Chamber recorded various master pieces in the late 90's/early 2000's, Rivals is the band's most cohesive and "mature" album to date.

The band's fourth studio album is a must buy record, specially if you have never understood what makes this band so appealing. This time around Dez Fafara, Miguel "Meegs" Rascón, Mikey "Bug" Cox and Nadja Peulen, consciously made the record as musical as possible since they felt that their signature sound known needed to be pushed to the next level so that Rivals wouldn't come across as just another reunion album by a band looking to cash in.

The overall guitar tones captured by the great folks over at Audiohammer Studios are on the money, and we can honestly say that this is the best guitar work yet by Meegs. What about the vocals? Dez not only hit the nerve with his vocals thanks to Mark Lewis' work in capturing the best vibe possibly, he also pushed his voice and lyrics to the limit in order to get his message across via very catchy hooks. And the groove created by Mikey and Nadja will surely awake all of your senses!

On Rivals (available now via Napalm Records), Coal Chamber remind the Heavy Metal world that they are ready to continue destroying stages all over the world via a fresh batch of songs (not just classic songs) that will surely get many pits started. Perhaps this time around, more of you will understand the power behind this very hard working talented band. Heavy Metal is all about breaking walls apart, and with Rivals we expect Coal Chamber to cross into even more frontiers.

Track listing for Rivals:

1. I.O.U. Nothing
2. Bad Blood Between Us
3. Light in the Shadows
4. Suffer in Silence
5. The Bridges You Burn
6. Orion
7. Another Nail in the Coffin
8. Rivals
9. Wait
10. Dumpster Dive
11. Over My Head
12. Fade Away (Karma Never Forgets)
13. Empty Handed
14. Worst Enemy



COAL CHAMBER on tour (Gira de COAL CHAMBER):

UK

- 20.05: UK - Leeds @ Stylus *
- 21.05: UK - Norwich @ THE LCR *
- 22.05: UK - Warwick @ Copper Rooms *
- 23.05: UK - Notthingham @ Rock City *
- 24.05: SCO - Glasgow @ ABC *
- 26.05: UK - Bristol @ Motion *
- 27.05: UK - Exeter @ Lemon Grove *
- 28.05: UK - Brighton @ Concorde 2 *
- 29.05: UK - Wolverhampton @ Wulfrun *
- 30.05: UK - Manchester @ The Ritz *
- 31.05: UK - London @ Koko *

Europe

- 01.06: NL - Amsterdam @ Melkweg Max #
- 02.06: LUX - Luxembourg @ Kulturfabrik #
- 03.06: BE - Antwerp @ Trix #
- 04.06: DE - Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof #
- 07.06: AT - Vienna @ Vienna Rocks #

* SOIL, DOPE & AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE
# SOIL & DOPE

North America

7/24: Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater +
7/25: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater +
7/26: El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls +
7/28: San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall & Club *
7/29: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Dallas *
7/30: Lawrence, KS @ The Granada Theater *
7/31: Sauget, MO @ Pop's Concert Venue *
8/01: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's *
8/02: Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29 *
8/03: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel *
8/04: Columbia, SC @ Music Farm *
8/06: Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall *
8/08: Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall *
8/10: London, ON @ London Music Hall *
8/11: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza *
8/12: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theater *
8/15: Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts +
8/16: Cleveland, OH @ AGORA +
8/18: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre +
8/19: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall +
8/20: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex – Grand +
8/21: Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl +
8/22: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory +

* = Jasta (no Devil You Know)
+ = Devil You Know (no Jasta)

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